Wisdom is Calling

Message 3 of 14 in the series Wisdom & Folly

19 Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain;    it takes away the life of its possessors.20 Wisdom cries aloud in the street,    in the markets she raises her voice;21 at the head of the noisy streets she cries out;    at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:22 “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?    How long will scoffers delight in their scoffingand fools hate knowledge?    23 If you turn at my reproof,behold, I will pour out my spirit to you;    I will make my words known to you.24 Because I have called and you refused to listen,    have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,25 because you have ignored all my counsel    and would have none of my reproof,26 I also will laugh at your calamity;    I will mock when terror strikes you,27 when terror strikes you like a storm    and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,when distress and anguish come upon you.    28 Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer;they will seek me diligently but will not find me.    29 Because they hated knowledgeand did not choose the fear of the Lord,    30 would have none of my counseland despised all my reproof,    31 therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way,and have their fill of their own devices.    32 For the simple are killed by their turning away,and the complacency of fools destroys them;    33 but whoever listens to me will dwell secureand will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”
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Proverbs 1:19-33, ESV

Wisdom is Calling

  • How does Solomon present wisdom in the text today? What is wisdom found doing in the streets and markets? What are the 3 Hindrances to hearing wisdom that were mentioned in the sermon?

  • According to the sermon, how would you describe the Scoffer? How would you describe the Simple? How would you describe the Wise?

  • Read Hebrews 5:13-14. What is discernment? How is discernment related to Wisdom? How do we become skilled in discernment?

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